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  • claiming company policy is state law. Missouri

    Hi,
    I hope someone here can help me out with this. I live and work in Missouri. The company I work for is in Missouri as well but its head quarters are in Cal. Not sure if that makes a difference.

    The company forces a half hour break before the fifth hour of work during a 8 hour shift. You don't have to take your second break if you work 12 hours. They claim that it is a Missouri law. I looked tonight and found Missouri does not a law that forces a break. Am I correct in this?

    Is it illegal for the company to say that the company policy is a state law?

    Thanks
    Thomas

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    Since you live & work in Mo., Mo. law should apply & the state of Mo. does not require any breaks. However, your employer can legally require you to take breaks. They are incorrect though when they say it is a law in Mo. Ca. does require breaks.
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    • #3
      No, it is not illegal to say that company policy is a state law. It is a mistake.
      The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.

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      • #4
        And even if it's an out-and-out lie, and not a mistake, that isn't illegal, either.
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        • #5
          Thank you for the reply.

          Thomas

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